Graduate School Workshops and Alumni Panels

Are you considering graduate or professional school after Bates? Whether you’ve been pondering an advanced degree for a while or you’re just starting to explore your options, join the Purposeful Work staff as we help you consider whether graduate school is right for you.¬†

The first workshop, GRAD SCHOOL 101, provides a broad overview of the grad school landscape — from exploring the types of degrees available to determining whether and when to apply. The second workshop, GRAD SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS, focuses on the logistics of the application process — from researching schools and programs to making your final decisions about where to go.

The goal of the series is to provide you with:

1) strategies and recommendations for exploring grad school,

2) basic information about grad school applications and admissions, and

3) diverse alumni perspectives on various degrees, schools, and programs.

NOTE: The goal isn’t to cover all possible degree programs, but to provide you with a sense of the breadth and depth of available options. We hope these sessions will encourage you to explore programs that will give *you* the greatest sense of purpose.

Whenever possible, we encourage students to join workshops and alumni panels live, so that they can actively engage with presenters, and ask questions that pertain to their needs and interests.

In this virtual environment, however, we want to ensure that all of our students are able to access our workshops and alumni panels, regardless of time zone constraints, ease of access to stable internet, or extenuating personal circumstances.

To that end, we will record these sessions and make the recordings available for access and review within 7-10 business days. Students can access the recordings by clicking the links below and signing in with their Bates login and password.



September 14, 2020, 7-8PM Grad School 101

September 21, 2020, 7-8PM Grad School Application Process


Alumni Panels 

September 28, 2020, 7-8PM Psychology and Social Work

October 5, 2020, 7-8PM Law and Public Policy

October 12, 2020, 7-8PM Healthcare and Public Health

October 19, 2020, 7-8PM Business and Public Administration

October 26, 2020, 7-8PM Education and Information Studies

November 2, 2020, 7-8PM Arts, Communications, and Journalism

November 9, 2020, 7-8PM Social Sciences, International Affairs, and Urban Planning

November 16, 2020, 7-8PM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

April 15, 2021, 5-6PM Tips and Strategies for the MD/DO & MD/PhD Application Process